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Ships In The Night Tab
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		Ships In The Night - Be Bop Deluxe
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Tabbed by: axe victim
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This tab is based on the  Live! In The Air Age  version, I think all 
the information you need is there. 

Tuning:EADGBe

| x mute note
|(131211) chord shape
| ~ sustain or vibrato
| b bend
| r release bend
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| / slide up
|  slide down
| *8* pinch harmonic



Intro: Massive keyboard chords, C - F - Am - G, and guitar solo...


___C!__________F____________________Am__________G__________________
 
e|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
   1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -  1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & - 

___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 
 ( Let ring... )
e|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-9------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-10-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-8------------------------------|--------------------------------|

 
Riff 1:

___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~------------------------------------|
A|3/7--10-h12---------------------3/7---10-h12---------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|


___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 
                     ( bend G string 'down' towards the high e )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------12b14~~r12--12b14~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|
D|-------------10------10~~~~~~~~--10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---|
A|3/7--10-h12------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



Repeat riff 1, then...


Verse:  "like a..."


___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________
".......square peg     in     a     round    hole..." (etc)
e|-8------------------------------|-0-----------3------------------|
B|-8-----------10-----------------|-1-----------3------------------|
G|-9-----------10-----------------|-2-----------4------------------|
D|-10----------10-----------------|-2-----------5------------------|
A|-10----------8------------------|-0-----------5------------------|
E|-8------------------------------|-------------3------------------|


Four times, and then...



" Without..."

___C_______________G________________F_______________G______________
"..love          I am       a       desert..." (etc)
e|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|
B|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|
G|-9---------------4--------------|-2---------------4--------------|
D|-10--------------5--------------|-3---------------5--------------|
A|-10--------------5--------------|-3---------------5--------------|
E|-8---------------3--------------|-1---------------3--------------|


Four times, and then...



Chorus: play with a sort of reggae feel.

" Without..."

___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________
"..love............................we   are    like    ships in the..."
e|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
B|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
G|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
D|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
A|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
E|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|


___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
"  night..."
e|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|
B|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|
G|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|
D|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|
A|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|
E|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|


" Without..."

___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________
"  love............................selling     our souls  down  the..."
e|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
B|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
G|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|-----5---x---x-------5---x---x--|
D|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
A|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|-7-------x---x---7-------x---x--|
E|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|


___G_(355433)_______________________F_______________G______________
"  river..."
e|-----3---x---x-------3---x---x--|-5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--|
B|-----3---x---x-------3---x---x--|-6---6---6---6---8---8---8---8--|
G|-----4---x---x-------4---x---x--|-5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--|
D|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|--------------------------------|
A|-5-------x---x---5-------x---x--|--------------------------------|
E|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|--------------------------------|


___Em_(022000)_____________________________________________________
"..................Sailing away.........................and..."
e|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|
B|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|
G|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|-----0---x---x-------0---x---x--|
D|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|
A|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|-2-------x---x---2-------x---x--|
E|-0-------x---x---0-------x---x--|-0-------x---x---0-------x---x--|



___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
"...forever...                              our pleasure is..."
e|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|----1----x---x-------1----------|
B|-----1---x---x-------1---x---x--|----1----x---x-------1----------|
G|-----2---x---x-------2---x---x--|----2----x---x-------2----------|
D|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1--------------|
A|-3-------x---x---3-------x---x--|-3-------x---x---3--------------|
E|-1-------x---x---1-------x---x--|-1-------x---x---1----------3-3-|
-

___G_(355433)______________________________________________________
"..blue..."
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5--5-|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-------|----------------------------3-3-|

___G_(355433)_______________________F_______G______________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-3-------5----------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-3-------5----------------------|
E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|-1-------3----------------------|


Then...

Guitar solo 1:

___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 
                                        *( pinch harmonics )*
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-------------10b12~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*8*-*9*-*8*-*9*---------|
D|/10-----------------------------|-------------------------10-----|
A|/10-----------------------------|-----------------------------10-|
E|/8------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___C___________F____________________Am__________G__________________ 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|-8---6--h7---------------6--h7--|--------------------------------|
E|-------------8---6--h8----------|-8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|



Repeat riff 1 and verse, more or less the same...


Then, guitar solo 2 ( or sax solo on studio version... )


Guitar solo 2: 


___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-------------7b9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~7p5h7~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~5------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------7p5--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------5^3-5p3-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
(Tone and a half bend up, from D to F - allow bend to decay slightly...)
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|---3-5b8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
E|-5------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___Am_(577555)_____________________________________________________
(...release bend )
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------0h2h5-5p4p2-4h5-|
D|--------------------------------------------0h2h5----------------|
A|~r-p3h5p3--0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~0h2h3--------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


___G_(355433)______________________________________________________ 

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7~~~~~~~~--5h7p5p4-4h5p4----------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------5--------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------5-3p2--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|-3------------------------------|



___Em_(022000)_____________________________________________________ 
      ( rake )
e|---------12---------------------|-12-----------------------------|
B|--------x----15b17~~~~~~~~~~~~--|----15p12---12------------------|
G|-------x------------------------|---------14----15p14p12---------|
D|------x-------------------------|------------------------14~~~~--|
A|-----x--------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-0------------------------------|--------------------------------|



___F7_(131211)_____________________________________________________
        ( rake )
e|-------------13--17--13---------|--------------------------------|
B|-----------13----------------13----------------------------------|
G|---------14---------------------14-------------------------------|
D|-------15--------------------------15----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------15--14p1312~~~~~~~~~-----|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


Riff 2:


___G_(320003________________________G_(355433)_____________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------5-----4-----5--|
A|-----------------2-----1-----2--|-5-----4-----5------------------|
E|-3-----2-----3------------------|--------------------------------|


___G_(xx5433)______________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|-2-------3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-|
B|-----------------3-----2-----3--|--------------------------------|
G|-4-----3-----4------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|



Piano solo, same rhythm chords...

Ending: 


___G_______________________________________________________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------5--5-|-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-----|----------------------------3-3-|


...a few times then...


___G________________________________F_______G______________________

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|-5---------------5--------------|-3-------5----------------------|
A|-------5---------------5--------|-3-------5----------------------|
E|-------------3---------------3--|-1-------3----------------------|



Lyrics:

Like a square peg in a round hole...
Like a harp without its strings...
Like a sailor who sails no oceans,
Like a bird that has no wings...

Without love, I am a desert,
Without love, my light is dim...
Without love, I have no treasures...
Without love, I cannot win

Without love ... We are like ships in the night
Without love ... Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue....

Like a dream that has no dreamer,
Like a cloud without a sky...
Like a truth with no believer,
Like a mother without a child...

Without love, I have no pleasures,
Without love, my light is dim...
Without love, I have no treasures...
Without love, my chance is slim

Without love ... We are like ships in the night
Without love ... Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue....


| /  slide up
|   slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Be Bop Deluxe were an English progressive rock band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s.

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